Resources on Patriarchy

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Collected by Rebecca Selove

Preparation of each issue of the Deep Times Journal includes conversations among the editorial board members about the theme and ways the Work That Reconnects serves us in responding to current events. During our conversations about Unraveling the Patriarchy, several members suggested the following resources for Journal readers. The recent death of bell hooks brought some of her contributions to the forefront of our thinking. Two other authors of important writings about shifting from a power-over paradigm are offered as well. 

bell hooks resources (curated by Karina Lutz)

One of America’s top antiracist feminist thinkers, bell hooks died Dec. 2021 at the age of 69. Essence magazine’s obituary is here:

In this video,, bell hooks introduces her core idea of interlocking systems of domination. She describes the overarching system as “white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy,” which informs the Work That Reconnect’s identification of the dominant paradigm of industrial growth society as one of “power over.” 

hooks later expanded the name of these interlocking systems to “imperialist white supremacist heteropatriarchy” as discussed in this obituary and interview with hooks’s friend and colleague Beverly Guy-Sheftall:

On this website,, scroll down for a review of hooks’s book, Feminism is for Everybody, introducing young people to intersectional feminism, including ecofeminism. 

Max Dashu :  Suppressed Histories Archive: Restoring Women to Cultural Memory

John Bell: What Went Wrong With Men That 12 Million Women Said #MeToo?

Resources on the Starfish Collective’s work on masculinities and the environment:

Monograph: Martin Hultman & Paul M. Pulé, (2018). Ecological Masculinities: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Guidance

Anthology: Paul M. Pulé & Martin Hultman, eds., (2021). Men, Masculinities, and Earth: Contending with the (m)Anthropocene

Education Material: Vidar Vetterfalk & Robin Hedenqvist (2019). Men in the Climate Crisis

Podcast Interview with Paul Pulé: From Ecomodern Breadwinners to Ecological Masculinities

Podcast Interview with Vidar Vetterfalk: What Do Men Long For?





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